Assessing climate impacts of energy technologies

A new accounting of methane’s role

Our findings point to the importance of mitigating methane emissions in addition to CO₂ emissions.

Jessika Trancik, assistant professor

Jessika Trancik and Morgan Edwards of engineering systems have formulated new methods of calculating the future climate impacts of energy technologies that more accurately account for the role played by methane—an approach that reduces the predicted long-term benefits of certain methane-emitting technologies.

This research was supported in part by the MIT Energy Initiative Seed Fund


Research Team

Jessika Trancik Professor

Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Morgan Edwards Engineering Systems

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